Haven't posted here in quite some time. I have a blog over at http://rare80sdownloads.blogspot.com that I've been mostly posting to. That, along with my own songwriting/recording has kept me pretty busy.
Anyway, here's a new post finally. Not much known about this group. They must've been only a regional band. Anyway, enjoy!
Beatlescene Podcast Vol 22- The Pillbugs "Buzz For Aldrin"
This is some great Beatle styled psychedelic/pop/rock music from The Pillbugs.
What's so amazing, is that these intricate pop/rock tunes were recorded on analog 16 track reel to reel, using vintage equipment, and REAL instruments! (I'm pretty sure NO pro tools used on THIS project!)
Sit back and enjoy these songs I picked from the 2 cd release "Buzz For Aldrin".
01- Walking Along An Edge Of Sky
02- She's In Style
03- King Of Zorg
http://www.proverus.com (to purchase Pillbugs music. Tell them Joe sent you!)
Podcast Volume 21- Kasim Sulton, Valparaiso, IN
Here's a sampling of Utopia bassist/vocalist from his solo acoustic tour. The voice of many of Utopia's best known songs, and as always, definitely Beatles influenced!
The songs are:
01- Set Me Free
02- Are You Happy?
04- One World
Beatlescene Podcast Vol 20- The Red Button
The Red Button is made up of Los Angeles-based singer-songwriters Seth Swirsky and Mike Ruekberg.
The two met in 2004, when Seth was recording his first solo album, Instant Pleasure (The album went on to win Best Pop Album at the 2005 Los Angeles Music Awards)
So, they got together and started writing and recording songs. Their goal was to write melodies and lyrics that were timeless but fresh -- songs that were catchy but substantial. They found that Swirsky's tuneful optimism balanced nicely with Ruekberg's pessimistic but passionate style.
The songs featured are:
01- Cruel Girl
02- She's About To Cross My Mind
04- Hopes Up
Beatlescene Podcast Volume 18: The Barrys "Who Else"
Barry Scott, a member of the 80's band The States, formed a new band and recorded a great Beatlesque cd called "Who Else". I'd like to provide a link to Barry, but it appears his website is no more. I have info that he's moved to California, so I'm hoping that he'll still be writing and recording and come up with another website soon. Until then.....
The Songs Featured Are:
01- Because She's A Woman
02- Love Is One Of Those Words
03- My Marie
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Beatlescene Podcast Volume 17: Phil Keaggy "Blue"
I SO long for Phil to do another album in this style. Wonderful rock record with Beatle overtones. I like his acoustic stuff too, but he's LONG overdue for another rocking album. Check out the great rocking song "Doin' Nothing", the last song of the podcast.
The songs included are:
01- Baby Blue
02- Don't Pass Me By
03- Everywhere I Look
04- Doin' Nothin'
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Very beatlesque playlists without being too derivative.